I am an Urban Planner and non-profit professional. I am focused on improving quality of life and services for neighborhoods and communities. I am currently a freelance planner and working for a community development organization in St. Paul. Formerly I worked for Regional Plan Association, Transportation Alternatives, NYC Council Member David Yassky, NYS Senator Liz Krueger, Midwood Development Corporation, Zone Architecture, and Fifth Avenue Committee. I have a BA in History from University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College.
Thanks for covering the Central Corridor LRT in your blog post. This project has not been without its struggles for social justice and equity. As a Stops for Us coalition member I would encourage you to check out:
MN Public Radio article http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/12/fta-central-corridor
and the front page article on our win of 3 additional stations for the environmental justice communities http://www.metrostability.org/efiles/Common_Ground_Sp_2010_FINAL.pdf
Joan Vanhala Coalition Organizer
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability
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